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From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

1. From Fez: Day Tour to the Blue Town of Chefchaouen

Discover the blue washed town of Chefchaouen on this day trip from Fez. Have time to explore sights like Kasbah Museum and Grand Mosque. Travel in comfortable airconditioned van and have the option of choosing from a group or private tour.  The tour will start with a hotel pickup in Fez. After boarding your private vehicle, make your way to Chefchaouen, located in the Rif Mountains near Tangier. Upon arrival, marvel at the incredible blue walls that make this town famous. Enjoy about 4 hours to explore the picturesque small city streets of the medina. If you opt for the private tour, you have the luxury of deciding how you'd like to spend your time as there are many activities to choose from. You can discover the local shops and cafes and see the main square known as Plaza Uta el-Hammam. To experience some culture you may wish to head to the Kasbah Museum, the Grand Mosque, or the Ethnographic Museum which contains musical instruments, antique weapons, and photographs of the old town. You can also stop off at the Ras Elma river that runs through the old city.  For lunch, you can buy a delicious meal in the square, perched on the roof terrace which offers panoramic views over Chefchaouen (at your own expense). In the late afternoon, you will head back to Fez.

From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

2. From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip with Hotel Pickup

08.00 am pick up from your hotel/riad. In a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle. Drive towards the blue part of Morocco "Chefchaouen city", an Amazing, and calm town located in the northeast founded by Moulay Ali Ben Moussa. On the way, we'll enjoy the panoramic view, landscape, and cool air. Upon, arrival to the blue city "Chefchaouen", You will discover the surrounded forests, picturesque peaks, valleys... and you'll learn much more about original local handicraft that you can not find in any other Morocco city Then, visit the great monuments such as Plaza Uta el-Hammam lined with local restaurants, and coffee shops, a peaceful place to relax. Furthermore, See kasbah built in the 18th century, a heavily restored walled fortress that nowadays has a very lovely garden Day trip to chefchaouen from fez. Certainly, we'll not complete without a visit to the Grande Mosque built in the 15th century by the son of the town's founder Ali ben Rachid. In addition to, other monuments. During, the visit Your driver will teach you about Moroccan culture, and history and will be very happy to reply to your question. Finally, Back at your stay in Fez. Keep reading to discover more about the day trip to Chefchaouen from fez.

From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen

3. From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen

Starting from Tangier at 9:00 AM, this tour will take you high up into the Rif Mountains to discover Chefchaouen, the beautiful blue door and white walled Medina, which was originally a Berber post. Enjoy a guided tour of the city when you arrive. See the main square, the heart of Chefchaouen, with its 18th-century kasbah, central mosque, and cafes with authentic Moroccan style menus. Stroll the market to discover a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourists souvenirs. Visit the Jewish Quarter behind the jewelry souk to discover a unique part of the city. Drive back to Tangier and arrive by 5:00 PM.

From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Akchour Waterfalls

4. From Tangier: Day Trip to Chefchaouen and Akchour Waterfalls

Visit Chefchaouen, a beautiful blue door and white-walled medina that was originally a Berber post. The main square is the heart of Chefchaouen, with the 18th-century kasbah, a central mosque and cafes with authentic Moroccan style menus. The market is a mix of traditional Moroccan and tourist souvenirs — it’s often very busy, but worth a visit for the bargains. On your walking tour with your driver, explore the kasbah which was built by Moulay Ismail and is now practically a ruin next to the Great Mosque. Visit the charming main square and the souks that sell an array of goods. If you head to the Jewish quarter behind the jewelry souk, you will feel the difference between it and the main Arabic feel of the town. Afterwards, discover the waterfalls of Akchour, a natural beauty, and the small breathtaking waterfalls. A local tour guide is provided at Akchour.

One-Way Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fes

5. One-Way Transfer from Chefchaouen to Fes

Depart from the meeting point, in front of The Hotel Parador, at 4:00 PM. Sit back and relax on a 4-hour journey. Pass through the beautiful natural landscape of Morocco. See beautiful rolling hills, local villages, and majestic mountain peaks.  Arrive in Fes at approximately 8:00 PM. Be dropped off at any location you request, whether it be your hotel or elsewhere.

Fes: One-Way Transfer to Chefchaouen "The Blue City"

6. Fes: One-Way Transfer to Chefchaouen "The Blue City"

Choose from a private or shared transfer service, and get picked up from your hotel or riad in Fes. Start driving towards Chefchaouen, the famous blue town in Morocco. Stop at a few places on the way to takes pictures including at the Dam. Also, break for a rest or to have a drink at a motel in the countryside. When you arrive in Chefchaouen, stop to take pictures for the view of the Medina. Then, get dropped off at the closest point to your accommodation that the car can reach. The driver will call your hotel to arrange for somebody to meet you. Alternatively, select the option which goes via Volubilis, a partly excavated Berber city, and make a stop to visit the Roman ruins on the way before heading to Chefchaouen.

From Tangier: Chefchaouen Full-Day Trip

7. From Tangier: Chefchaouen Full-Day Trip

On this 7-hour excursion from Tangier you’ll head high up into the Rif Mountains to Chefchaouen, a town with a stunning walled medina, and originally a Berber post. The main square is the heart of Chefchaouen and features a kasbah built in the 18th century, a central mosque, and cafés with authentic Moroccan menus. The busy market offers a mix of traditional Moroccan wares and souvenirs, with some excellent bargains. The town itself is easy to explore. The kasbah, built by Moulay Ismail, is now practically a ruin and located next to it is the great mosque. Although the old medina is small, you’ll find souks offering an array of goods. If you head to the Jewish quarter behind the jewelry souk, you’ll get a feel for the difference in style between it and the main Arab town.

Tangier & Chefchaouen: 2-Day Tour From Casablanca By Train

8. Tangier & Chefchaouen: 2-Day Tour From Casablanca By Train

Take this 2 day tour to discover the rich history and culture of Tangiers and Chefchaouen via a high- speed train from Casablanca. Not only is the area visually stunning, but it has always been a major hub for artists and writers. Visit Spartel Cape and the Hercules caves to enjoy an exceptional view of the Strait of Gibraltar and the Atlantic Ocean. Continue to the Kasbah district next to the port and explore the traditional handicraft shops of the old medina. Stop to admire the magnificent minaret, overlooking the sea. Pass by the Grand Socco, where multiple small hotels have previously accommodated famous artists and writers such as Matisse, Camille Saint Saens and Paul Bowles. The next day, head high up into the Rif Mountains to Chefchaouen, a town with a stunning walled medina, and originally a Berber post. The main square is the heart of Chefchaouen and features a kasbah built in the 18th century, a central mosque, and cafés with authentic Moroccan menus. The busy market offers a mix of traditional Moroccan wares and souvenirs, with some excellent bargains. The town itself is easy to explore. The kasbah, built by Moulay Ismail, is now practically a ruin, and located next to it is the great mosque. Although the old medina is small, you’ll find souks offering an array of goods.

From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip

9. From Fez: Chefchaouen Day Trip

Enjoy a comfortable drive to the beautiful city of Chefchaouen after pick-up from the airport or your accommodations in Fez. Chefchaouen is famous for it's blue-painted buildings. On arrival you'll have time to explore the beautiful Medina including Place Outa el Hammam. Admire picturesque streets and do some shopping for local crafts and souvenirs. This region of Morocco is particularly known for it's handmade wool blankets and clothing. You'll also want to enjoy lunch in a local restaurant (at your own cost). Then, before you head back to Fez, visit the Ras El Ma River to take in the beautiful scenery and views of the surrounding Rif Mountains.

Chefchaouen: Guided Food Tour with over 6 Tasting Stops

10. Chefchaouen: Guided Food Tour with over 6 Tasting Stops

Your Moroccan food adventure begins with a meet and greet at Bab Al Ain, from here, walk through the picturesque streets of the Old Medina and feel immersed in the vibrant atmosphere of Chefchaouen. As you wander through the bustling laneways of the Medina, learn about how food is at the heart of Moroccan culture, history and traditions, and stop at over 6 delicious vendors to taste the flavors of the region. There’s plenty to taste along the way, including fresh juices, dates, olives, cheese, fruit, tea, and more. Midway through the tour, stop at a traditional local restaurant for lunch or dinner to taste an array of authentic delicacies and learn more about Moroccan food and culture.

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What people are saying about Chefchaouen

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 389 reviews

This experience was just incredible. The blue city and the waterfalls are just magical. Our guide, Omar, was simply the best guide I’ve ever had in my many experiences of traveling. We began our trip by going to the blue city. We drank a really fresh orange juice (that was offered to us by Omar) and he took really good quality pictures of us. We then went to the waterfalls and, oh boy ! It was breathtaking. The beauty of the nature was simply amazing. Omar followed us in every little crazy idea we had. He was kind, patient, and really knew the best places. He took us to a spot not full of tourists where we were able to eat right next to the water. I really recommend this trip, either with friends, partners, or family it is simply the best day trip. If you go there, ask for Omar, he’s the best. I’m definitely going back this summer with family!

What a great tour, one of the best I have ever been on! The transportation was super comfortable. The tour guides were so kind and informative. Felt very safe and taken care of as a young group of females as well. The Akchour waterfalls were beautiful, and Chafchaouen is the most beautiful city I have ever been to.

The tour was phenomenal. Both the Chefchaouen leg and the waterfalls were the highlights of our trip to Morocco. May be the best tour I’ve ever been on. Our guide was Omar and he was incredible. Would highly highly recommend to any and everyone!

very nice excursion to the blue city. to walk around the alleys of the medina is like being in a blue dream. Rasidh our guide was very knowledgeable and listened to our requests.

Rashiid was an amazing tour guide! A wonderful day tour